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Being Positive

ReachOut Stories are written by young people for young people. If you want to share your own story, we encourage you to do so in the ReachOut Forums.

Materialism is just a judgment

Here’s Madison’s story about taking a stand against materialism.

Heartbreak and the road back to sanity

This is a young woman’s story of healing from a sudden breakup, self-harm and thoughts of suicide.

So much more than good enough

This is the story of a young woman who recovered from a long battle with anorexia and thoughts of self-loathing.


A poem by Shane about first impressions, accepting differences, and recognizing similarities in people.

Mirror, mirror

Here's a video about a young woman's true story on her struggle with body image.

Breaking away from my family’s problems to make my own path

Here’s a young woman’s story about breaking free from her family and creating a new pattern for her life.

Missing her every day

This is a story about a young woman who is learning how to cope with the loss of her best friend.

When you get knocked down, get back up.

This is Kalee's story of how she discovered that healing is possible after experiencing sexual abuse and drug addiction.

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